4th - 13th May 2018
Hoops and Loops Festival Opening Night
Friday 4th May, 19:00 (120min)
Prepared to be amazed! Wandsworth Arts Fringe favourite Hoops and Loops Circus cabaret is back - presenting exciting and thrilling circus acts, alongside a selection of the best of the entire festival. Don't miss this special opening night in the beautiful pop up tent The Big Top.
Tickets and more info bit.ly/hoopsandloops
Moonfall by Hikapee Theatre
5 & 6 May 14:00 (50min)
Join a princess like no other as she embarks on the biggest journey of her life – to the Moon! This brilliantly comical story-telling performance looks at the relationship of a brother and sister whilst exploring the role of gender stereotypes within children’s theatre, using a rope, a hoop and bags of imagination.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafmoonfall
The Witch’s Necklace by Juozo Miltinio Dramos Teatras
6 May 12:00 | 7 May 12:15 (45min)
Based on a traditional Lithuanian fairy-tale, The Witch’s Necklace uses physical theatre, puppetry, clowning and live music, to tell a story about how inner beauty wins over appearances.
Tickets and more info bit.ly/wafwitchsnecklace
Swing Fling by Swing Patrol
5 May 20:00 (120min)
Immerse yourself in the swinging 40’s. Take fun taster lessons throughout the evening and enjoy swing dance performances. No previous dancing experience is needed, it’s a fun night out.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafswingfling
Pibroch Tales by Port Dance Theatre Project
13 May 14:00 (45min)
A vibrant blend of bagpipe music, storytelling, dance and comedy, and amid sharp-humoured audience interaction. Bringing you the bizarre, the odd and the silly, this is a unique physical theatre piece that sets the imagination free.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafpibrochtales
The Hogwallops by Lost in Translation Circus
6 May 17:00 | 7 May 17:30 | 8 May 16:00 (Relaxed Performance) (55min)
A colourful, loud and funny story of the domestic adventures of a chaotic family of misfits in which thrillingly spectacular circus skills blend seamlessly with physical comedy, clowning, juggling and slapstick. A big hit with audiences and critics The Hogwallops is a genuine family circus show that is eminently suitable for small children but also has plenty for adults to enjoy too.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafhogwallops
4th - 13th May 2018
7 May 11:00 (40min)
Bring your little ones for a fun morning dancing in the big top tent. Glowing lights and colours, sounds and visuals will get everyone involved moving.
Tickets and more info: http://bit.ly/wafbabydisco
Showcase Jazz Concert | Music
World Heart Beat Music Academy
7 May 20:00 (60min)
World Heart Beat Music Academy are excited to present an evening of music with their expert jazz students playing well known jazz standards and more contemporary jazz tunes.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafjazzconcert
Unlocked by Caius House
12 May 14:00 (45min)
A young person led show by Caius House. Expect a Hula Hoop extravaganza, a cheerleading master display and a host of other interconnected showpieces that will dazzle the eye and warm the heart.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafunlocked
Acts from Ethiopian Dreams by Bibi and Bichu
7 May 15:00 (40min)
Bibi and Bichu’s amazing Ethiopian acrobats present a jaw-dropping mix of contortion, juggling and cloth spinning. A very special appearance by this amazing company and a sure-fire family treat.
'Pure circus gold’ ★★★★ The Scotsman
Free, booking required: bit.ly/wafethiopiandreams
Circus Garden Family Days
6th and 7th MAY
Free Family shows from some of the best outdoor artists around:
Max Calaf with dip (preview) - a bouncy tale of meetings and friendship on a trampoline (Sun)
The brilliantly mad inventor Matt Pang and his inimitable contraptions in THINGAMABOB (Mon)
An interactive storytelling adventure with Malcolm the VW campervan from rising local artists Fayre Players (Sun, Mon)
Plus circus workshop, face painting, paper puppet making and more alongside ticketed shows in the tent.
Yummy Food from PIG OUT Kitchen and Jollof Mama...
4th - 13th May 2018
Cabaret and Contemporary
and also fun...
Knot by Nikki & JD
Circus | Dance
8 May 20:00 (55min), doors 19:30
Breathtaking acrobatics and humour explore our hopes for the ideal lover in this poignant piece. Knot reveals the raw underbelly of Nikki & JD’s relationship with an effortless balance between spectacle and intimacy.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafknot
Our House by Sadiq Sadiq and Vendetta Vain
Circus | Cabaret
11 May 21:00 (60 min)
Evocative and provocative, Our House is a contemporary circus show that will intrigue your senses while stimulating your mind. Here we celebrate our queer sexuality, cultural heritage and identity in a safe space, bringing together artists from circus, dance and drag.
Come here with an open mind, circus is not all white, tight and afraid of the night.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafourhouse
Fauna by Fauna | Circus
12 May 20:00 (60min)
Astonishing skill and inventiveness on stage: five young and superbly talented acrobats draw on the parallels between human and animal behaviour in the exceptional award-winning piece. Winners of Total Theatre & Jacksons Lane Best Circus Edinburgh Fringe 2017, Best Circus Weekly Award & Emerging Artist Award Adelaide Fringe 2017. 5* Edinburgh Guide, 4* The Sunday Times, 4 * Evening Standard
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/waffauna
Grit by Esprit Concrete
11 May 19:00 & 13 May 16:00
Parkour / Art du Deplacement, dance and storytelling combine in this brand new piece by Esprit Concrete's performance collective. Two extraordinary female artists explore issues around mental health and personal struggle, using their bodies to express what words cannot say.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafgrit
Cul de Sac by José Triguero & Gemma Palomar
6 May 20:00 (45min)
An absurd and comic duet of circus, exploring the sometimes gentle and brutal nature of human relationships. With astonishing physicality, humour and high-level skill, Cul de Sac is troubling and touching, light and dark.
Watch trailer here
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafculdesac
Cypher Stories by Simple Cypher
Circus | Dance
10 May 20:00 (60min), doors 19:30
A hip hop circus mash up. Don’t miss this fresh and funky take on circus, where Hip Hop, Street Dance, Cyr Wheel and Juggling meet live music. A fun night mixing hip hop battle and circus acts, created by fast rising circus duo Kieran Warner and Chris Thomas.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafcypherstories
The Forgotten Night by Flying Fantastic
12 May 17:00 (60min)
A devised, ensemble production by Flying Fantastic exploring text, circus, puppetry and physical theatre.
Tickets and more info: bit.ly/wafforgottennight